Pothole Definition

pŏthōl
potholes
noun
potholes
A hole or pit, especially one in a road surface.
American Heritage
A deep hole or pit; esp., a deep, round hole formed in the rock of a riverbed by gravel whirling in water.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
A deep cave extending downward underground.
Webster's New World
A place filled with mud or quicksand that is a hazard to cattle.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
chuckhole
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Other Word Forms of Pothole

Noun

Singular:
pothole
Plural:
potholes

Origin of Pothole

  • c 1826, from Middle English pot (“a deep hole for a mine, or from peat-digging") + hole

    From Wiktionary

  • pot +"Ž hole

    From Wiktionary

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